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jen88

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Hello!
« on: Jul 05, 2018, 12:01 »
Hi,

My name is Jen and I'm the owner of one dog.

He is a working Guide Dog called Stamp, and he is my third Guide Dog.

He will be 2 and a half in August :)

He is 75 percent Golden Retriever and 25 % German Shepard.

He talks like a GS at times, but he doesn't look very like one.

He is a good worker. Sometimes a bit silly, but very keen.

I am very passionate about what he eats and his health.

I figure as people, we can make better choices about what we do or don't eat, but domestic dogs have to eat what we give them, so I want to make the best choices for him.

My retired dog was on Orijen, and Stamp is currently on Eden. I am however thinking about a switch, so I'll do a post about that later.

Best, Jen!

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #1 on: Jul 07, 2018, 21:54 »
Hello Jen & welcome to the forums.

If keen to discuss dog food for Stamp then you are in the right place.

Many of us on here have our own preferences for various reasons. Despite preferences many will be happy to comment on individual foods. 

Enjoy your stay :)

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 08, 2018, 07:43 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. Hopefully you will find lots of food for thought here. Stamp is lucky that you care about his health and diet.

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« Reply #3 on: Jul 08, 2018, 17:53 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. It’s good that you are trying to provide  your dog with a good diet, particularly as he has a job to do. I hope that you find something suitable for him. We are here to help if you need assistance.
Your post and comments may be helpful to others. Please remember to update your thread. Feedback to the forum is appreciated.

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 21, 2018, 05:23 »
hello dottie! hope we can all learn from the forum

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 21, 2018, 06:46 »
Hello Jen88 welcome to the forum. I joined here to get some advice on feeding and wanting to switch from raw to kibble and it was very helpful. I was finding it difficult to remember to take out enough out of the freezer so thought  I would give them a change and be a bit more convenient for me I changed - them after much research on dog foods on All About Dog Food- to Canagan , mainly as I have two Shih Tzu's so I didn't want a large kibble and Canagan do both a large and a small size kibble , they also do tinned meat in a number of varieties. Another good thing is you can try sample packets  of kibble for about £5 so you aren't having to  buy big bags and waste it if she/ he doesn't get on with it. I bought mine online from Kimis Pet Emporium.

My dogs did like it but after a about two weeks my younger one started getting an upset tummy I cannot categorically say it was Canagan but a couple of years ago I changed them both to Eden which again they loved but gave them both diarrhoea and I could not get rid of it and it went on for weeks with visits to the vets. I think for my two it was very high in protein something like 41% which for small dogs is way too high. Canagan  is only about 33% protein. With a larger dog such as yours shouldn't be a problem. I wasn't going to have that all over again and I put them back on raw and swear by that and have got into a better habit of taking it out of the freezer etc.

They are on Wolftucker  and love it. They are really healthy, teeth lovely and white, very small poohs rarely see a vet. Only once has Mali had her Anal glands emptied in her 11 years and Tasha in her ten years has never had hers done.